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Join a team that is passionate about keeping families close, in a work environment that is rewarding, supportive and inspiring. Our team is small and tight-knit, and roles vary from administration and housekeeping to fundraising and management.

Communications Advisor (fixed-term, parental leave cover)

Work with passion and purpose for our world-renowned organisation, and make a difference in the lives of families with children in hospital.

We seek a full-time, Communications Advisor for an up-to-8 months fixed term period (parental leave cover) to work within our talented Christchurch-based team.

Our place is a special one – Ronald McDonald House South Island provides families with accommodation and support while their child receives hospital care, all free of charge. Last year, we provided free accommodation and support for over 1,280 families in Christchurch and Invercargill, and because we receive no direct government funding our team works tirelessly to raise support in the community to keep our doors open for those who really need it.

We’re looking for someone with proven Communications experience, accompanied by impeccable communications skills.  You will be responsible for all internal and external communications that Ronald McDonald House South Island produces, working in a tight-knit fundraising team of high performers. You have a big heart, empathy and a desire to make a difference in the lives of families. You’ll be comfortable relating to many different groups of people and public speaking. Your integrity, initiative and experience with people will be the foundations you bring to our team, and your willingness to learn new things will set you apart. You will need to be well organised and engaging with an excellent work ethic.  A background in journalism and/or marketing is desirable .

This full-time, fixed term role will be providing cover for one of our team who is going on parental leave from August 2020 through to April 2021. Because this is a parental leave cover the role may be extended or discontinued with notice.

Some evening and weekend work will be required, as well as some travel to our team in Southland. A full driver’s licence is essential. You will also be responsible for managing a small team of volunteers and so some experience with managing people is important. We offer an opportunity to the right candidate to join an outstanding Charity, with flexible working hours, meaningful mahi and the incredible chance to know you’re making a difference in the lives of families who stay with us, every single day.

Here at Ronald McDonald House South Island, every decision is guided by the question, ‘is this the right thing to do for the whānau staying with us?’ We lead with compassion and are driven by excellence. Each and every day you will meet courageous children and their families knowing that you are making a difference. We look forward to seeing if you are the right person who will help us keep families close.

Please apply with your CV and a cover letter, explaining why you think you’re the best candidate for this position. We will accept applications through by 5pm, Saturday 20 June, 2020.




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